The kitchen is the heart of your home. It is a space where parties congregate, meals are made (and devoured), homework is completed (or not) and family time is spent. Amongst the clean lines of appliances and cupboards, tiles offer an opportunity to inject this central area with personality and flavour.Splashbacks
A tiled splashback is one of the first things you notice when you enter a kitchen. Here is your opportunity to choose the vibrant colour you have always loved. These tiles will become a feature that lifts the whole tone of your kitchen and complements the flavours you love to cook with. Chilli, lemon lime, honey; the possibilities are only limited by your imagination. Coloured tiles will make your kitchen a joy to live, cook, create and work in.
Not only are glazed tiles beautiful but they are also the most practical option for a kitchen splashback. The glossy finish is easy to clean and the tiles are heatproof and waterproof. Floors
The floor is another element of your kitchen that can be transformed by the timeless beauty of a handmade tile. Whether you like colour or an earthy terracotta cobble, handmade tiles will add a point of difference to your home. With the array of sizes and designs that we have on offer, you can create a truly unique space and add long lasting value to your home.
Traditionally, terracotta ‘Honeycomb’ tiles were a French kitchen mainstay. Floors decked out in this design have become synonymous with earthy warmth and geometric elegance. On a sunny day, these terracotta tiles also hold warmth; a lovely treat for your feet.
To see gorgeous ‘Honeycomb’ tiles in action, watch the movie Rattatouille. All of the kitchens are decked out in this gorgeous design.
Tiles are easily cleaned and durable. They can withstand all of the foot traffic of a well loved kitchen and seem to improve with age and wear. The handmade quality of Middle Earth Tiles means that they are comfortable underfoot, much easier on feet than a hard concrete floor. This means if you are up all day and night preparing a feast, your feet won’t get so sore.Colour
In a world of grey and beige, we don’t compromise on bringing you brilliant colour. With over sixty glazes in a range of bold and delicate colours, you will find a tile to fall in love with. In a room like a kitchen, where you spend a lot of time in a day, it is important to end up with a tile you absolutely love.
The colour you choose can completely alter the way you feel when you are creating or eating a meal. Warm colours are a great option. Their inviting presence almost seems to make food taste better and meals last longer.Floor Finish
Natural House (www.naturalhouse.co.nz
) has brought out a new Java Oil product for sealing your terracotta tiles and grout. This treatment is drawn into the tiles, sealing them from staining and making them nice and easy to clean.Note:
When grouting hand glazed tiles it is critical that you test your grout is compatible with the tiles before tiling the entire area. The recommended grout for Middle Earth glazed tiles is ASA Bostik.